46 episodes

Real people. Real problems. Real talk. Normally, therapy sessions are totally confidential — but this podcast opens the doors. Hillary McBride and her clients want to help demystify mental health. No actors. No auditions. No artifice. This is what people really sound like when they talk about traumatic births, turbulent divorces, eating disorders and tough childhoods.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 58 Ratings

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Real people. Real problems. Real talk. Normally, therapy sessions are totally confidential — but this podcast opens the doors. Hillary McBride and her clients want to help demystify mental health. No actors. No auditions. No artifice. This is what people really sound like when they talk about traumatic births, turbulent divorces, eating disorders and tough childhoods.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Julia: Hiding away the hard parts

    Julia: Hiding away the hard parts

    As someone who has struggled with addiction and a bipolar diagnosis, Julia carefully hides away parts of herself. Dr. Hillary McBride helps her embrace her complexity, and reconcile it with her new identity as mom. “Your identity was never in addiction, was never in illness, your identity has always been something much deeper.”

    • 28 min
    Kristin: Sibling loss in early life

    Kristin: Sibling loss in early life

    Kristin’s brother died when she was very young and she blamed herself, the way children sometimes do. She has carried that unresolved shame for decades. As the anniversary of his death stirs up hard feelings, Dr. Hillary helps Kristin begin to heal this deep wound. She also guides adult Kristin, now a parent herself, toward saying the words she needed to hear as a child.

    • 29 min
    Ethan: A deep political rift in the family

    Ethan: A deep political rift in the family

    Ethan’s parents have become committed to extreme right wing ideologies, which they keep pushing on Ethan. He has tried and failed to explain to them why their views are harmful. Now, in the midst of helping his wife deal with a health crisis, Ethan has decided to step away from his relationship with his parents, despite how much it hurts. Dr. Hillary helps him navigate his grief.

    • 21 min
    Hannah: Stop pleasing and start trusting connection

    Hannah: Stop pleasing and start trusting connection

    Hannah has found a range of ways to earn love and protect herself from getting hurt. In Dr. Hillary McBride’s words, she “has found a way to stay connected to people by figuring out who they want her to be, and then being that.” The two work to help Hannah trust that she can show up as her authentic self, and to believe that she is lovable as she is.

    • 26 min
    Vanessa: Surviving the fear that 'everyone leaves'

    Vanessa: Surviving the fear that 'everyone leaves'

    Dr. Hillary needs to tell her longtime client Vanessa that she’s pregnant and that they'll soon need to take a break, when Hillary goes on maternity leave. This is hard to hear for Vanessa, who has been left, physically and emotionally, by important people in her life when she needed them most. Hillary helps Vanessa navigate the pain of feeling abandoned while also assuring her: although their situation will change, their bond is secure.

    • 26 min
    Kristin: Let yourself be excited about friendship

    Kristin: Let yourself be excited about friendship

    Kristin recognizes she feels isolated and alone, at least in part because she’s kept people at a distance to protect herself from getting hurt. Dr. Hillary uses her own relationship with Kristin to model friendship and the excitement that can come from deep connection.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Auður Z ,

Inspiring

I am training to be a psychotherapist, and listening to this podcast is super valuable. Through listening to Hillary and her clients I am noticing her approach getting rubbed off on me. Super grateful, thanks so much! PS. looove the updated music in season 3

Lauren_N13 ,

Deep, inspirational, healing, educational

This podcast has helped and influenced me in many ways. Hearing the clients pain and struggle and Hillary’s kind, wise response has helped make sense of my own pain and story. This podcast has also been so educational & impacting on my own practice in the helping industry. I haven’t found anything quite like this, I highly recommend giving it a listen.

Lachie2781234 ,

Best PD In a while

Thanks Hilary and your clients for letting us into the counselling room! I’m a counselling Social Worker and this is the best thing I have done to sharpen my counselling skills in a while!

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